Blog entries posted during 2014

Feelin' Chilly? Get your Fur on with Venus

by: Thom Dunn at 01/06/2014 01:57 PM

Look, I get it: it's cold out. Well, maybe not today  specifically, when it suddenly feels like April, but by the time the sun goes down we'll be back in the Ice Age, and when that happens, we all begin to regret the social progress of human...

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Venus in Fur Audience Feedback

by: Thom Dunn at 01/09/2014 11:13 AM

Our production of Venus in Fur  is up and running in kneehigh leather stilletto boots, and despite the chill in the air outside, audiences are feeling the heat within the walls of the BU Theatre. Here's what some of our audience members have been...

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Join Us For The LOVE LETTERS Anniversary Party!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/21/2014 12:43 PM

We are excited to welcome The Boston Globe 's  Meredith Goldstein  back to the Huntington this evening to celebrate the five year anniversary of her popular " Love Letters " column. Meredith will be joined by the Huntington's favorite silver-haire...

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Get Your #NewPlay On!

by: Thom Dunn at 01/23/2014 10:44 AM

The pretty productions that you see on the Huntington's stages aren't the only stunning works of theatre going on around these parts.  The development of new work for the American theatre is one of our core missions , and the process can be even...

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The Sonia Flew Staged Reading That You Missed Without Even Knowing

by: Thom Dunn at 02/10/2014 02:12 PM

Alex Senchak & Rumena Manolova As many of you know, The Hunt is the Huntington's new young donor patron for 35 Below audience members who want to deepen their connection to the theatre. The goal for the year is to raise $10,000  to become the...

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The Seagull Meet & Greet and Costume Design Presentation

by: Thom Dunn at 02/18/2014 02:37 PM

For most Huntington shows, the first rehearsal is the same day as what we call the " Meet & Greet ," a luncheon that offers an opportunity for the cast, creative team, and Huntington to all say "hello," usually accompanied by opening remarks from...

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2014 IRNE Award Nominations

by: Thom Dunn at 02/19/2014 10:29 AM

The 2014 IRNE Award Nominations have been announced, and the Huntington has received 29  nominations for 6 productions (including several nominations that are competing against each other in the same category, although we have no full category...

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Want to win free tickets to The Seagull? Introducing #Chekhovgram!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/07/2014 12:05 AM

Hipster Chekhov doesn't believe in "art." We're pretty excited for The Seagull  here at the Huntington, which starts previews in just under 2 weeks. Sure, it's got Maria Aitken at the helm, who's one of our absolute favorite people as well as...

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Help Bring The Streets Of Havana To Life — Join The Hunt Today!

by: Thom Dunn at 03/13/2014 09:33 AM

**UPDATE (3/26):  We have just $500  left to raise, and only 2 more days to do it. We need your help to make Havana happen! Make A Gift. Join The Hunt. Have An Impact.   We're just over 2 weeks away from the first public preview performance of...

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How Becoming Cuba Mines the Depths of Huntington History (aka Meet the Cast!)

by: Thom Dunn at 03/17/2014 10:50 AM

Christina Pumariega in Becoming Cuba Becoming Cuba  explores the history of Cuba onstage. But we've also got a talented lineup of actors and designers behind the production that digs deep into the history of the Huntington itself. As most of you...

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2014 Norton Award Nominations!

by: Thom Dunn at 04/17/2014 11:01 AM

The 2014 Elliot Norton Award nominations have been announced, and the Huntington is in the running for 7 different awards (all in the large theatre category) — 4 for The Jungle Book , 2 for Venus in Fur , and 1 for The Seagull . Outstanding...

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Meet The Smart People Involved In Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/28/2014 10:13 AM

Tuesday is the first day of rehearsal for the world premiere  Smart People , the final production in our 2013-2014 season which also marks the return of Huntington favorite Lydia R. Diamond , whose play Stick Fly  was a huge hit back in 2010 (and...

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The First Rehearsal of Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 04/30/2014 01:46 PM

We usually try to film the opening remarks from the first rehearsals of most of our productions, but, well, since Smart People  started the day after our Spotlight Spectacular, it was a bit different than our typically well-attended presentations....

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An Exclusive Interview With Funny, Sexy Smart People

by: Thom Dunn at 05/21/2014 02:13 PM

Go behind the scenes (and the basketball court) of Smart People  with playwright Lydia R. Diamond and cast members Eunice Wong, McKinley Belcher III, Miranda Craigwell, and Roderick Hill.  Page property . . From page: Smart People : A Conversation...

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Theo Huxtable's Coming To Dinner!

by: Thom Dunn at 06/16/2014 02:17 PM

We're excited to announce that Malcom-Jamal Warner  — best known for his breakout role as Theo Huxtable on  The Cosby Show  — will be making his Huntington debut as Dr. John Prentice (portrayed by Sidney Poitier in the film version) this fall in...

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Parity Raid: World Premieres, Written by Women

by: Thom Dunn at 06/17/2014 11:01 AM

If you've been anywhere near the internet lately (or at least, my  internet), you've probably noticed that there's (rightfully) been a lot of conversation about diversity and representation, especially in relation to the arts and creative...

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Join Us For Our Third Annual Summer Workshop! #NewPlay

by: Thom Dunn at 07/14/2014 12:10 PM

That's right, our 2014 Summer New Play Workshop is officially under way! This year, we'll be developing and presenting staged readings of four new plays by Huntington Playwriting Fellows (and other Huntington family members). The playwrights hit t...

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